ICO opens consultation into Likely to be accessed by children guidance

24/03/2023 | ICO

On the first anniversary of the Age-Appropriate Design Code last September, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) highlighted research from organisations, including the NSPCC, 5Rights, Microsoft and the British Board of Film Classification, indicating that children are likely to be accessing adult-only online services.

On Friday, 24 March, the ICO published its new Likely to be accessed by children guidance to help developers of adult-orientated services identify and mitigate data protection harms in accordance with the Children's Code. The ICO has opened a public consultation asking for feedback on the new guidance and its accompanying impact assessment. The consultation closes on 19 May 2023.

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